Visit Paris: Bercy Park - The Very Large Library (Grande Bibliothèque)

A beautiful walk near the center of Paris.

This route begins at Bercy village, traverse the Bercy Park, crosses the Seine by the Simone de Beauvoir footbridge to reach the very great library (TGB) or Bibiliothèque François Mitterrand. The return journey borrows the banks of the Seine and past the AccorHotels Arena concert hall. A beautiful walk that comes out of the historic Paris. In summer the terraces of the restaurants in Bercy village are literally under attack.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

Start the hike

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Start the hike
'The start is located crossing Saint Emilion in Bercy Village (metro Court St. Emilion line 14). Bercy Village is a kind of shopping mall with many shops and restaurants. The creators wanted to recreate the atmosphere of a village (where the Bercy Village name). It''s worth the trip, there is always a lot of animation. As soon as the first rays of sun terraces of the restaurants are crowded.'

Passage Saint-living

Passage Saint-living
'Bercy village has long been a wine market. The site has been totally restored and the place has a lot of charm. It''s a successful marriage between modern and old which is rare in Paris. A must see. Beware there are a lot of people.'

Bercy Park

Bercy Park
'The entrance to the Park. This isn''t the most beautiful park in Paris but it is very enjoyable.'

The pond of Bercy park

The pond of Bercy park
In this part of the Park one can find ponds with many ducks.

Crossing the rue Joseph Kessel

Use pedestrian bridges to cross the street Joseph Kessel. The park consists of two parts separated by the road.

The garden of the Bercy park

The garden of the Bercy park
A small air campaign in the city with vineyards, a vegetable garden and the French gardens.

Out of the Park

Out of the Park
The Park extends from the garden of Yitzhak Rabin.

Exit from the garden of Yitzhak Rabin

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Exit from the garden of Yitzhak Rabin
Leave the Yitzhak Rabin Garden by the stairs leading to the bridge Simone de Beauvoir. At the top of the stairs there is a beautiful panorama of the library and the Seine.

Footbridge Simone de Beauvoir

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Footbridge Simone de Beauvoir
Take the pedestrian bridge Simone de Beauvoir. You can see the great library with its four large towers. The view is awesome.

Very large library

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Very large library
Inside the library, you can find a garden with a few majestic trees invisible from above. The garden is not open to the public.

The National Library of France

The National Library of France
The great library is made up of four large towers at each corner, symbolically representing four open books: the Tower of time, the Tower of the laws, the Tower of numbers and letters Tower. You can walk inside. Entry in the library is free but the tour is a little disappointing, we walk in major corridors. Paradoxically we see few books.

Passing in front of the batofar

Batofar is a café-barge near the Seine River. Music programming is oriented towards electronic music

Passing in front of the swimming pool Joséphine Baker

Passing in front of the swimming pool Joséphine Baker
This pool is actually on a barge. She can be covered or opened according to the season.

Bercy bridge

Bercy bridge
Take the Bercy bridge to the back. In the distance, on the other side the large building is the Ministry of finance.

Passing in front of the Accor Hôtel Arena

Passing in front of the Cinémathèque

At the height of the Cinémathèque, turn right to return to the garden. The cinematheque offers exhibitions on films or filmmakers. There are also several cinemas which offer to review films of the film heritage.

Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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